Dog (zodiac)

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Chinese paper-cut for Dog year celebration

The Dog ( ) is one of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. The Year of the Dog is associated with the Earthly Branch symbol . The character 狗 refers to the actual animal while 戌 refers to the zodiac animal.

Years and associated Five Elements[edit]

People born within these date ranges for the zodiacal Dog bear the following elemental sign:[1]

Start DateEnd DateHeavenly Branch
22 January 18989 February 1899Earth Dog
10 February 191029 January 1911Metal Dog
28 January 192215 February 1923Water Dog
14 February 19343 February 1935Wood Dog
2 February 194621 January 1947Fire Dog
18 February 19587 February 1959Earth Dog
6 February 197026 January 1971Metal Dog
25 January 198212 February 1983Water Dog
10 February 199430 January 1995Wood Dog
29 January 200617 February 2007Fire Dog
16 February 20184 February 2019Earth Dog
3 February 203022 January 2031Metal Dog
22 January 20429 February 2043Water Dog
8 February 205427 January 2055Wood Dog

Basic Astrology Elements[2][edit]

Earthly Branch of Birth Year:Xu
The Five Elements:Earth(Tu)
Yin Yang:Yang
Lucky Numbers:3, 4, 9; Avoid: 1, 6, 7
Lucky Flowers:rose, cymbidium orchids, oncidium
Lucky Colors:green, red, purple -- Avoid: blue, white, golden

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